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Back in 2019, British Columbia Golf held its Annual General Meeting at Tsawwassen Springs with some special invited guest speakers. One of those guest speakers was USGA Agronomist Larry Gilhuly. Mr. Gilhuly's presentation at that time focussed on the growing need to recognize the value of 'forward tees' for a large portion of the golf population, and definitely not just women. BC Golf writer/reporter Brad Ziemer wrote about Gilhuly's thoughts and reasonings on the subject and you can read that story HERE. Below we share a story written recently by Libby Gilliland for GolfPass.com. She carries on the conversation from a woman's perspective and makes some excellent points.
By Libby Gilliland/GolfPass.com
Part of the reason golfers love the game is its variety.
The morning maintenance crew sets up a new course every day, making each round a new challenge. New pin locations, varying green speeds and thickness of the rough are all alterable factors that change the way the game needs to be approached.
These physical changes add excitement to each round, but beyond that, there is one key decision every golfer makes when he or she tees it up: picking which tee box to play. This has led to what I believe to be one of the most negative stereotypes in golf - the notion of "ladies tees." It's a term I'd love to see disappear. So would a lot of other women.
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